Another bronze for Caitlin Gregg
Methow Valley native Brian Gregg and his wife, Caitlin, were the first American finishers at the 42-kilometer Engidine Ski Marathon in Switzerland last weekend, with Caitlin finishing third among women competitors. Brian finished 24th overall in the men’s competition. Other family members Chad Gregg and Jan Gregg also completed the race with over 20,000 other skiers.
Apply for multiple-season permit
Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their name in a drawing for a 2015 multiple-season permit, which can greatly increase their opportunities for success in the field. In mid-April, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will randomly draw names for 8,500 multiple-season deer permits and 1,000 multiple-season elk permits.
Winners will be eligible to purchase a special tag allowing them to participate in archery, muzzleloader and modern firearm general hunting seasons for deer or elk in 2015. Winners who purchase the multiple-season elk tag by Aug. 31 can participate in general elk-hunting season in both eastern and western Washington.
Winners also may choose any weapon type when applying for a special permit to hunt deer or elk.
Hunters may purchase a multiple-season permit application at an authorized license dealer or by calling (866) 246-9453. The permit application is $7.10 for residents and $110.50 for nonresidents.
State parks free on March 19
Washington State Parks turns 102 years old on March 19, and visitors will be able to use state parks that day for free. Park users will not be required to display the Discover Pass.